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Recipe of the Month

Sweet & Simple Sweet Potatoes

Delicious served alongside pork or poultry


  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom (or ground nutmeg)
  • 1 Tbsp. salted butter



  • Preheat oven to 375° F and place oven rack in middle position.
  • Scrub sweet potatoes well, place on baking sheet and bake for 35 to 45 minutes until very soft to the squeeze.
  • Remove potatoes from oven; cool briefly to handling temperature.
  • Cut both ends off each potato and carefully peel each potato.
  • Place in a deep bowl and mash with potato masher, large fork, or back of a large spoon.
  • Season with maple syrup, salt, black pepper, and ground cardamom or nutmeg, mixing well.
  • If necessary, reheat briefly in microwave.
  • Scoop into serving bowl and top with butter. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 228
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • % of Calories from Fat: 12%
  • Sodium: 368 mg
  • Protein: 3g